All ongoing classes incorporate healthy and strong body alignment and principles of form in movement and stillness, relaxation, and energy cultivation. We work with each student individually according to their needs to help them gain the most benefit from their practice. Beginning with the development and practice of basic skills, we ultimately move on to more complex and advanced forms and techniques. More advanced students may move on to Tui Shou (Push Hands), and weapons forms and practice.
Yang Style Taijiquan & Qigong
The traditional Yang 108 form is the foundation of this class. In addition to learning the traditional Yang form, in this class we will practice longevity exercises, silk reeling, QiGong, applications, and push hands. You can join this class at any time. No experience necessary. To register for this class, visit the class in person, or go to our registration page and pay via our Square Store.
Location: West Seattle, Burien as well as online/hybrid
Chen Style Taijiquan & Qigong
In this class we will study the Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame Part 1) of the Chen Family Tai Chi tradition, including Silk Reeling, Longevity Exercises, and form practice and refinement, progressing toward applications and push hands and other open hand forms of the Chen family tradition. You can join at any time, beginners are welcome. Mornings, Evening & Weekend classes available.
Locations: Burien, Capitol Hill as well as online/hybrid
Qigong – Health of Body, Mind & Spirit
Work on basic alignment and proper structure, relaxation, and coordination of movement and breath. Begin with a full-body joint lubricating longevity exercise set followed by form practice. Relieve stress and have fun, while gaining strength, balance, and flexibility. Improve your health, increase your energy, and speed your recovery from illness. Qigong’s stretching and strengthening movements activate ‘qi’ in your body, stimulate your immune system, strengthen your internal organs, and rejuvenate your soul. Morning, Evening, and Weekend classes are available.
Locations: Burien, Capitol Hill as well as online/Hybrid
Beginning Chen Tai Chi & Qigong
Relieve stress and have fun, while gaining strength, balance, and flexibility. In this class, we will practice Joint Lubrication Qigong, Silk Reeling, and the Chen 18 Essential Forms. Improve balance and flexibility, reduce stress and joint discomfort, and develop strength and focus.
Location: Burien, Capitol Hill as well as online/hybrid
Beginners and Seniors Yang Tai Chi and Qigong
This ancient martial art is practiced daily by millions worldwide to improve balance, strength, flexibility, and promote overall health. Through structural improvement, relaxation, and flow, learn to exercise the entire body inside and out, harmonizing mind, body, and spirit. New sessions of Tai Chi for Seniors begin each quarter on Mondays at 10:30am, and Thursdays at 2pm online via Zoom. Register now to reserve your spot. All classes will be recorded and available for review 35 days after each class. You can also attend in person at the Burien Community Center Tues. & Thurs 10:45am.
Locations: Burien or Zoom
Advanced Chen Taijiquan
For ongoing Chen Taiji students who are interested in more advanced curriculum including:
Laojia Yilu (old frame part 1),
Laojia Erlu (old frame part 2),
Xinjia Yilu (new frame part 1),
Xinjia Erlu (new frame part 2),
Dan Dao (single saber/broadsword),
Shuang Dao (double broadsword),
Dan Jian (single straightsword),
Shuang Jian (double straightsword),
Tui Shou (push hands), and long weapons.
Location: via Zoom
Special Sessions: Spiral Qigong
This class focuses on the practice of the form of Qigong called the Ba Fa Pan Gen. The Ba Fa Pan Gen (Eight Methods to Firm your Roots) Qigong comes from the internal Chinese martial art of Xing Yi , and is designed to spiral, cleanse, and heal the body. The twisting movements of this Qigong stimulate the energetic pathways in your body (meridians) and massage your internal organs while developing a more stable foundation, improving the strength and structure of your legs. Look to Spring session to share some Spiral Qigong with us.
The 8 movements of the Ba Fa Pan Gen – inspired by the spirit and natural movements of animals – spiral and expand the body in 8 directions, harmonizing inside and out. As you practice, you will strengthen and unify your legs and core, develop internal power and heal and cleanse your body of stale energy and toxins… and it’s a fun and dynamic practice that will reduce stress and leave you feeling energized. No previous experience necessary. Everyone welcome.
Special/Custom Tai Chi Qigong Sessions
For additional information about the following classes, please send a request via email.
Relaxation – On the Go!
Hire us to bring a custom Tai Chi or Qigong class to your retreat, wedding morning Chill Session, family reunion, conference, or any gathering where connecting and relaxing could help contribute to its success. We come to you, travel expenses may be included depending upon distance and travel time.
Private Lessons, groups or individuals
Private lessons are available for individuals or groups in Yang and Chen Family Taijiquan as well as QiGong.
In order to deepen your practice, sometimes you need a closer look and personal feedback. Private lessons are key to bringing your practice to a new level. You can follow this link to see the available times and set an appointment. Check it out here:
Corporate Tai Chi and Qigong
Bring Focus & Efficiency to your workplace by cultivating strong bodies and clear minds. Morning or Lunchtime sessions available to bring more energy, clarity, focus, and productivity, cultivating better teams through common practice and presence.
Previous clients include REI, Open Window School, Pathfinder School, Seattle Univerity, University of Washington, Brian Grant Foundation, US Forest Service, Seattle Public Schools, City of Burien, Bellevue School District, American Massage Therapy Associates, RChain Cooperative, Washington State Association of Senior Centers, Institute of Functional Medicine, The Gates Foundation, The Bush School, Accenture, and Plastics PAC.